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New York Times, Saturday, April 28, 2012

Author: Gary J. Whitehead
Editor: Will Shortz
Gary J. Whitehead
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {BGJQVWXYZ} Spans: 10, (3 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Whitehead. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

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1. Stuff between some cake layers : CHOCOLATEMOUSSE
16. Brood terribly : EATONESHEARTOUT
17. They may perform minor surgeries : NURSECLINICIANS
18. Menu general : TSO
19. Harbors : HAS
20. Jobs announcement? : MAC
21. Refreshment site : OASIS
24. Thing that's picked : NIT
26. Old-time actresses Allgood and Haden : SARAS
30. Ad ___ : REM
32. Tom Sawyer's half brother : SID
34. Org. with lead concerns : EPA
35. Staff member checking the books : INTERNALAUDITOR
41. Self-correcting or self-cleaning, say : MAINTENANCEFREE
42. Put some matter in the gray matter? : MAKEAMENTALNOTE
43. "Nasty!" : ICK
44. Kill : END
45. Besides : TOO
46. Big pictures : EPICS
49. Ball-bearing piece : TEE
51. Sycosis source, informally : STAPH
55. Trucial States, today: Abbr. : UAE
57. Buzzsaw Brown, e.g. : ALE
59. Little Parisian? : PEU
60. Ruthless : TAKENOPRISONERS
66. Something baffling : AHARDNUTTOCRACK
67. Creates more incentive to win : RAISESTHESTAKES
1. Poem comprised of quotations : CENTO
2. Common language in Niger : HAUSA
3. Others, to Juan : OTROS
4. Calculator button : COS
5. In dire need of gas : ONE
6. First name in Polish politics : LECH
7. Literary lion : ASLAN
8. 1955 sci-fi film that was one of the first to use Technicolor : THISISLANDEARTH
9. Contracted time period? : EEN
10. More than mar : MAIM
11. Killers that may go through hoops : ORCAS
12. City near Oneida Lake : UTICA
13. "... ___ fool returneth to his folly": Proverbs 26:11 : SOA
14. Thing to fry in : SUN
15. 8-Down characters, briefly : ETS
22. She pounded the East Coast in 2011 : IRENE
23. Alternative to Tempur-Pedic : SERTA
25. Luis in the Red Sox Hall of Fame : TIANT
27. Like many things that come back : RETRO
28. "Every man will be ___ if he can": Thoreau : APOET
29. South Asian wear: Var. : SAREE
31. Moon of Jupiter : MNEME
33. Ticket, informally : DUCAT
35. Color-streaked playing marble : IMMIE
36. Grp. involved with Brown v. Board of Education : NAACP
37. McAloo ___ (burger at McDonald's in India) : TIKKI
38. About : ANENT
39. Apollo's birthplace : DELOS
40. Otherwise : IFNOT
47. Round dance officials : CUERS
48. Hall-of-Fame jockey Earl : SANDE
50. Olympic-level : ELITE
52. Vertical, at sea : APEAK
53. Nez ___ : PERCE
54. Ear protectors : HUSKS
56. Time to evolve? : EONS
58. Those, to Juan : ESOS
60. Seagoing sort : TAR
61. Cry upon figuring out 66-Across : AHA
62. Trombonist Winding : KAI
63. Express : PUT
64. Time of year for much raking: Abbr. : OCT
65. Grp. with a piece plan? : NRA

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